Bill Gates tweeted a very interesting graphic about vaccines this afternoon, showing how cheap (and therefore cost-effective) vaccines really are at preventing disease and saving lives.
Here’s the tweet, showing how little UNICEF pays for each vaccine:
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 22, 2014
That’s in line with the Gates Foundation’s core goals — one of which is to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide.
We tracked down the complete infographic, recently published by UNICEF, which shows how deadly the diseases prevented by these shots are. More than 250,000 deaths can be prevented each year with the DTP vaccine alone, which prevents diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis:
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